Ali Morgan

Ali Morgan is a lifelong educator. He is currently the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Rye Country Day School. He is also a drama teacher and tennis coach and a consultant for SUNY Westchester Community College.

Ali began his career in higher education and financial aid over 16 years ago at New School University where he served as a Loan Coordinator/Counselor and later as an Assistant Bursar/Title IV Compliance Manager. Ali later became the Associate Director of Student Financial Services and shortly thereafter Acting Director of Student Financial Services at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He was soon recruited to be the initial Financial Aid Lead of the CUNYfirst Project at the City University of New York – a $250 million dollar ERP project charged with upgrading and integrating all of the university’s technology systems.

Ali enjoys sharing his knowledge about higher education, financial aid and financial literacy with the community. He often conducts workshops for college and college bound students on these topics as well as life skills and college readiness. Ali is a trustee for Breakthrough New York, a non-profit organization that increases opportunities for motivated public middle school students and encourages talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education. He is the Immediate Past President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Eta Zeta Lambda Chapter, President of the chapter’s foundation, Westchester Alphas Educational Foundation (WAEF) and has previously served as Associate Editor to the Sphinx, Treasurer, Historian and Chair of the 50th Anniversary Scholarship fundraiser benefiting high school seniors in Westchester.

Ali received his B.F.A. in Theater Arts from Southern Methodist University and earned a M.S. Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the City University of New York, Bernard M. Baruch College. Ali was born in the Bronx but spent his formative years in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. He is married to wife Kanika and is the proud father of one son Qadeer and two daughters, Kibriyaa and Ava.